HILL Pedagogies

HILL Pedagogies is an educational consulting company that works to advance and respond to students’ Histories, Identities, Literacies and Liberation. Dr. Muhammad leads efforts and provides consultation based on culturally and historically responsive education. We offer professional learning that shapes theory, policy and practice for educating youth who have been underserved in and around schools. Following content within the best-selling book, Cultivating Genius, we work with parents, leaders, teachers and young people across the United States and abroad toward best pedagogical practices.

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Meet Dr. Gholdy Muhammad

Currently an Associate Professor of Literacy, Language, and Culture at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Gholnecsar (Gholdy) Muhammad is a leader who strives to shape the national conversation for educating youth that have been underserved. Her career also includes having served as a school district curriculum director responsible for K-12 literacy instruction, assessments, and professional development, and as a reading, language arts, and social studies middle school teacher.

Having received her PhD in Literacy, Language and Culture at the University of Illinois at Chicago, her research interests are situated in the historical foundations of literacy development and the writing practices among Black communities. 

Additionally, she works with teachers and young people across the United States and South Africa in best practices in equity, anti-racism and culturally and historically responsive instruction. She served as a literacy coach and school board president. She has received numerous national awards and is the author of the best-selling book, Cultivating Genius: An Equity Model for Culturally and Historically Responsive Literacy.

Restoring Excellence to Education

Dr. Muhammad’s Historically Responsive Literacy
Framework is essential for all students, especially youth of
color, who have traditionally been marginalized by learning
standards, school policies, and classroom practices.

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Contact us to learn more about the Historically Responsive Literacy Framework and practical approaches to cultivate the genius and joy in students and teachers.